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Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD - HAP-Z1ES

Abt Model: HAPZ1ES | UPC Code: 027242868458
Sony - HAP-Z1ES - Audio Receivers
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Hi-Res Music Playback/ 1TB Hard Drive For Music Playback/ Analog FIR Filters/ DSD Re-Mastering Engine/ Digital Sound Enhancement Engine/ Built-In WiFi/ HDD Audio Remote For iOS, Android Phones And Tablets/ Expandable Storage Via USB/ Low-Phase Noise Liquid Crystal Oscillator/ Two Large-Capacity Separate Twin Transformers/ Balanced XLR Analog Stereo Output/ Silver Finish
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Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD, Model HAPZ1ES

Hear music as it was intended with the Hi-Res Audio player with 1 TB hard drive space , supports DSD and the full range of Hi-Res file formats plus Wi-Fi built in for easy transfer from your PC and a built-in 4-inch GUI for easy operation.

Features:

  • Hi-Res Music Playback
    The HAP-Z1ES can playback and decode the following file formats: DSD (DSF,DSDIFF), PCM (44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ 192kHz·16/ 24/ 32bit) DSD(2.8/ 5.6MHz), WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music file playback
  • 1TB Hard Drive for music playback
    Store personal music of all formats for local music playback on the 1 terrabyte hard drive. Hard Drive is expandable via USB external hard drives
  • Analog FIR Filters
    This digital-to-analog converter effectively reduces high-frequency noise in DSD signals. It features independent right and left channels, with four analog FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters per channel producing a combined one-clock delay. FIR filters are ideal for D/A conversion of DSD signals
  • DSD re-mastering engine
    This ideal D/A conversion system combines a high-performance DSP and FPGA (field programmable gate array) to convert all signals to 128 FS DSD signals. It was designed based on know-how garnered from Sony’s direct 8-times oversampling and Extended SBM (Super Bit Mapping) technology for professional recorders
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
    Offers natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequency sound and the tail shape of the waveform likely to be removed through the audio compression process
  • WiFi Built-in
    Newly designed built-in Wi-Fi increasing whole-house coverage and signal strength. HAP-Z1ES is rigorously tested to ensure its Wi-Fi signal strength. This real world testing is to certify it will work under the most extreme conditions
  • “HDD Audio Remote” for iOS and Android phones and Tablets
    A dedicated app to control your listening experience with the HAP-Z1ES. Create playlists, search stored music and full track control
  • Expandable storage via USB
    Connect external hard drives to expand the players storage capabilities
  • Music transfer software
    Compatible with both Windows and Mac computers, this simple music transfer software allows you to select your music folder and sync it with the HAP-Z1ES
  • Low-phase noise liquid crystal oscillator
    The master clock acting as the performance standard for D/A conversion is vital to achieving high sound quality. In particular, sound quality is strongly impacted by phase noise. This unit employs a liquid crystal oscillator with extremely low phase noise to achieve an ultra-clear sound field
  • Two large-capacity separate twin transformers
    For Analog and Digital circuits, big and powerful transformers are used individually. The transformers are treated with impregnation in a vacuum. In a power block, analog circuit and digital circuit are separated strictly. It can remove some adverse effect from digital noise
  • The ES Frame and Beam chassis
    The FB chassis, composed of a frame and beams, has a long and cherished tradition in the Sony ES Series. It offers both high-precision mounting of parts and high rigidity, achieving a high-fidelity sound field carrying large amounts of information. Notably, the base is composed of two plates of differing thickness that provide sturdy support for the chassis. There are two additional base plates beneath the transformers as well, offering robust reinforcement that anchors the transformers firmly in place

Specifications:

Decoding Formats

  • DSDIFF (DSD)
  • DSF
  • MP3
  • WAV (LPCM)
  • WMA
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • ALAC
  • ATRAC (NON DRM)
  • AIFF (LPCM)

Inputs and Outputs

  • Balance Out: Yes (1)
  • Line Out: Yes (1)
  • Other: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) USB (1 type A rear) for optional external HDD Ethernet (1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T) IR Out
  • Pin Jack Color: Gold

General

  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • DSEE LED: Yes
  • Detachable AC: Yes
  • Dynamic Range: More than 105dB
  • Frequency Characteristics: 2Hz-80kHz(-3dB)
  • GUI Language: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
  • IR Learning: Yes
  • Power Consumption: 35W
  • Power Consumption (Stand By): 0.3W
  • Power Requirements: 120V 60Hz
  • Power on Resume: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.0015%
  • Volume Normalization On/Off: Auto/ Off

Display

  • LCD: Yes (4.3 in)
  • LCD Off Mode: Yes

HDD

  • External HDD: Yes (Rear USB) (optional)
  • Gapless Playback: Yes
  • Gracenote: Yes
  • Internal HDD: Yes (1TB)
  • Metadata Generation / Acquisition: Yes
  • Pre-install Contents: Yes

HDD/NAS

  • Access Control: Yes
  • PC Sync (Music/Video/Photo): Music

Network

  • Internet Music Service: vTuner
  • Network Standby: Yes
  • Network Update: Yes

Supplied Accessories

  • Remote Control
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • LAN Cable
  • Audio Cord

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 12 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Air PlayNo
ColorSilver
Watts Per Channel35
AM/FM PresetNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Wi-FiYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityNo
Decoders/EncodersDSDIFF (DSD); DSF; MP3; WAV (LPCM); WMA; AAC; FLAC; ALAC; ATRAC (NON DRM); AIFF (LPCM)
Input ConnectorsBalance Out, Line Out, Wi-Fi, USB
Output ConnectorsBalance Out, Line Out, IR Out
THX CertificationNo
USB Ports1
Height5.13
Width17
Depth15.38
Weight (lbs)32
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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90%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A month with HAP-Z1ES

Like the previous reviewer, I had a return number by Sony in my hand in favor of using my trusty Transporter by Slimdevices (later acquired by Logitech). But I had two weeks to...Read complete review

Like the previous reviewer, I had a return number by Sony in my hand in favor of using my trusty Transporter by Slimdevices (later acquired by Logitech). But I had two weeks to finalize my decision during which I listened to the my library phrase by phrase alternating Transporter and HAP using balanced outputs. To sum it up: much lower and tighter base than the Transporter, much better resolution (on speakers or Audeze and Westone headphones), much better orchestral reproduction, and much narrower sound stage. The latter is what makes one love the Transporter. A whole stage is reproduced, much wider than your speaker setup! Amazing! The cost? It was difficult to figure but I knew it was there since I could never enjoy Tchaikovsky's piano concerto which I have listened to live many times. This is just an example for a type of music that the Transporter cannot handle and that HAP plays with ease. The wide stage achieved by the transporter is the result of coloration of the sound and a weakness at the mids which brings the soloist (singer or an instrument) farther back than the rest of the band. The Sony does the opposite - brings the soloist next to you and the band somewhat back. Sony's HAP-Z1ES reproduces music smooth and natural - no extras. That said, some singer-songwriters recording, e.g. Wille Nelson, sound better on the Transporter. Plus, HAP is not a true streamer by any stretch of the imagination. As a result now I use both players, stacked on top of each other! Go figure....

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Would be great if Vtuner ever worked

While there are many things I love about my unit I need to comment on a couple items of concern. Their packaging for a high end product is definitely not. They still use the...Read complete review

While there are many things I love about my unit I need to comment on a couple items of concern. Their packaging for a high end product is definitely not. They still use the cheap styrofoam that if dropped in shipping (which is not that uncommon) disintegrates. My unit arrived with outside of box not looking bad but inside was total mayhem. Needed to order another. Worse though is my Vtuner has worked maybe 50% of the time I have owned it with a complete outage from September 5th until today which is September 12 with no fix in sight. When I called Sony they first tried to tell me it was a problem Vtuner was having. When I told him my Marantz receiver in bedroom was playing Vtuner as we were on the phone he backed off and said that Sony was aware of the problem and had something to do with their server not connecting properly with Vtuner but would be fixed shortly. That was a week ago now! Considering one of the main reasons I purchased the unit was to stream classical radio stations this was a huge letdown. Lastly on the negative side is customer support was anything but helpful when I tried to get help with transferring a DSD file off the Blue Coast Music site . Cookie, from BCM was a 1000 times more helpful than Sony. On the positive. Unit is beautiful and well built. The screen is very crisp and overall ease of use is easy and very intuitive. Other than the DSD transfer, the other files from my Mac transferred flawlessly. I recommend connecting your internet via cable rather than wirelessly as it transfers more quickly.

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5.0

Better than a Mytek 192 USB DAC!

By 

from Glendale Heights, IL

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

I got the Sony HAP-Z1ES as a Christmas gift, and I did a head-to-head comparison with an excellent $1,500 DAC, the Mytek 192-DSD DAC. Both the Sony and the Mytek do Double-DSD and have excellent upsampling, so I was excited to try this test.
WOW!

The Sony was neck-and-neck with the Mytek with WAV , High Rez and DSD files... and was MUCH BETTER with CD or lower quality files!

I tried the Mytek with all the latest streaming software... and found that solution to be much more cumbersome and error prone to the Sony HDD player. The iPhone and iPad app for the Sony also won hands down!

I ran both through fully balanced AudioQuest Columbia or Colorado cables into my fully balanced BAT pre-amp and fully balanced amp.

I have been spending the last few weeks RE- DISCOVERING my music collection -- buying DSD and other high rez files from Acoustic Sounds, plus ripping fill WAV files to my iTunes, all of which is copied to my Sony HAP-Z1ES very quickly by the Sony software!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

SONY - Thank you for remembering the SACD DSD

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from Ontario, CA 91761, USA

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

I thought all major companies forgot about quality music after MP3's. Thank you SONY for keeping audiophiles alive! I stumbled across this device by accident and found it was the best investment of my life and for my audio system. With the correct software I was able to transfer all of my SACD DSD formatted files to this device. I am using the SONY Apple App. Playing high quality files is a breeze and a joy. If you are unable to transfer your SACD's, you can still purchase the DSD's on line and get the same effect. Sure as others have acknowledged, transferring files takes time via the network like it does for any large files. Just walk away and come back at the end of the day and it will all be there, it is really worth the wait. Try listening to The Carpenters or Luther Vandross to really appreciate the sound. If I can make a recommendation it is for SONY to support DSD software like Foobar 2000 or JRiver Media to convert CD's to DSD, this way SONY buyers can make the best of this device. Also I am hoping further updates will let the device at least acknowledge the 6 Channel DSD files for playback. I know this is a stereo device but at least have the player playback in Stereo.

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5.0

Sony HAP-Z1ES is Audioincredible!!!

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from Roanoke VA

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

Purchased Sony HAP-Z1ES on Nov 20, 2014 from Audiotronics in Roanoke VA - thanks Alan. Silver faceplate., it was pretty heavy, very well made, top quality parts from what I can see. Ripping my CDs and organizing them was a chore - 35 years worth of CDs - it took over a month of almost daily work. I ripped to WAV format, since it is lossless and most generic format. Good thing I started ripping in October! I used MediaMonkey Gold ($25) to rip, organize and add meta-data to albums. Used Win 7 File Explorer to download files via WiFi (2.4GHz band) to Sony. The WiFi is slower (64Mbps) than Ethernet, but my Computer Room is different from my Stereo Listening Room, so WiFi it was. A typical album takes about 4-6 minutes to download, so this also took a while. I let the unit play Lou Reed Rock 'n Roll Animal for 48 hours to break in, then I started listening to my Martin Logan Monolith III speakers driven by Pass Labs electronics. I set up the Sony to upsample all WAV files to DSD 1-bit streaming format (most were 44.1kSps, 16-bit, but others are 96k or 192k / 24bit digital downloads). The sound was super clean, open, 3-dimensional, excellent sound staging, great highs, deep tight bass with tons of drive, super focused midrange made male and female voices and guitars sound amazingly realistic, triangles and cymbals glisten and sparkle without a hint of harshness, and the background is dead silent. The unit faithfully plays thunderous dynamics required in symphonic music and the better rock musics. And on top of that, the SmartPhone app controls the Sony play selection. The only nitpick I can find is that the Sony does not (yet) also control the Volume level! If it did, I would not long need a preamp. And on top of all that, it has an excellent sounding HD Digital Radio feature that can connect to streaming radio Internet sites all over the world - most of the best or the most popular stations in each country, in many different genres, are available - for free. Sony really knocked it out of the park with this product. Goodby old CD player, goodby old SACD player, goodby old DAC, goodby old FM tuner - the Sony replaces them all.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

gorgeous looks and sound

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from ny

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

I bought the unit one month ago, downloaded the majority of my music via Ethernet. Now make changes wirelessly. Works great. In terms of sound quality, I am very impressed, the soundstage is wide, there is a sense of air and clarity in the music. I like the fact that you turn the system on and it just works, no need to turn on computers, nas, etc., make it all work before you start enjoying your music. The app works great when it works but loses its connection to the unit sometimes.

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5.0

Amazing!

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from Palmetto, FL, USA

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

Though a little slow in transferring your music library, once accomplished, the sound is incredible. Bad recordings will still sound bad. but good recordings are amazing. Hi-res and DSD downloads are also amazing. A great product at this price point.

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5.0

Great sound

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from 55331

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

Very good sound quality . Needs random play mode. Needs ability to support other iwireless nternet radio sources like Sirius XM radio. Wireless sets up easily. Could use more detailed instruction manuals.

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1.0

junk, junk junk

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

the sound is terrible. my old Logitech transporter sounds a lot better. my laptop sounds better. my desktop sounds better. waste of money.

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5.0

Sounds amazing, easy to use

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from Stamford, CT 06903, USA

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

The sound is incredible - full, rich, detailed. It handles classical as effortlessly as folk and contemporary. It holds a huge amount also - plus, it's easy to access and use.

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4.0

Great concept and sound, interface not so hot

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from 33411

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

The HAP-Z1ES is an astounding product. The music is stored in one compact place, over 2000 CDs and counting, gone are the bulky cabinets and the CD clutter. The music sounds better too. To be clear, rip the CD and transfer the file from computer to music server, then do an AB comparison and the Sony sounds better, a lot better. Wow! What is not to like? Well, the App to interface either a tablet or phone to control the music server is not consistent. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not, or it is slow and balky. Accessing the music with the control knob on the music server is awkward to see and slow to use. The more CDs that are stored the more difficult it gets. The Internet radio feature is on and off, lately mostly off. Finally, by ripping your CDs and storing them on the hard drive, means that you lose the tactile feel of having the disc in hand and liner notes to read. On balance the Sony HAP-Z1ES is a winner and is highly recommended.

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2.0

Would be great if Vtuner ever worked

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from California

Comments about Sony Silver Hi-Res Music Player With 1TB HDD:

While there are many things I love about my unit I need to comment on a couple items of concern. Their packaging for a high end product is definitely not. They still use the cheap styrofoam that if dropped in shipping (which is not that uncommon) disintegrates. My unit arrived with outside of box not looking bad but inside was total mayhem. Needed to order another. Worse though is my Vtuner has worked maybe 50% of the time I have owned it with a complete outage from September 5th until today which is September 12 with no fix in sight. When I called Sony they first tried to tell me it was a problem Vtuner was having. When I told him my Marantz receiver in bedroom was playing Vtuner as we were on the phone he backed off and said that Sony was aware of the problem and had something to do with their server not connecting properly with Vtuner but would be fixed shortly. That was a week ago now! Considering one of the main reasons I purchased the unit was to stream classical radio stations this was a huge letdown. Lastly on the negative side is customer support was anything but helpful when I tried to get help with transferring a DSD file off the Blue Coast Music site . Cookie, from BCM was a 1000 times more helpful than Sony. On the positive. Unit is beautiful and well built. The screen is very crisp and overall ease of use is easy and very intuitive. Other than the DSD transfer, the other files from my Mac transferred flawlessly. I recommend connecting your internet via cable rather than wirelessly as it transfers more quickly.

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